Fagus grandifolia (American Beech)


Grandmont, Jean-Pol. “Fagus grandifolia.” WikiMedia Commons. Commons.wikimedia.org, 2007. Web. 1 Mar. 2016.

Scientific Name  Fagus grandifolia
Common Names  American Beech
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Bark, Leaves, Oil, Seed
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Bark- used as thickening in soups, used in the making of bread, tea treats lung diseases; Leaves-  used as potherb, boiled used as a wash or cream to treat frostbite, burns, poison ivy rash; Seed-  edible, can be used as coffee substitute; Oil- edible
Used to treat  Intestinal Worms, Pulmonary/Respiratory Aids, Skin

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